OUTober 2010

GLBT History Month
October is a time recognize the role lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies have played in history. Check back each day for new video highlighting a member of the community.

Monday, October 11

Dear Harvey

A play by Patricia Loughrey, Music by Thomas Hodges

Dear Harvey is a tribute play to Harvey Milk drawn from interviews and the personal and political writings of Milk. Dear Harvey celebrates the stories not often found in history books: stories that reach beyond fear and stereotyping to honor the positive contributions of the members of our LGBTQ community.

Find out more and order tickets here: http://performingarts.georgetown.edu

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Davis Performing Arts Center
Presented by: Department of Performing Arts, LGBTQ Resource Center, GU Pride, Office of the Provost, Center for Multicultral Equity and Access, Health Education

Tuesday, October 12

Annual “I AM” Day

Join us as we celebrate the 6th year of the growing “I AM” rainbow on campus! Represent your LGBTQ + Allied status with the annual “I AM” shirt. If you are new to campus, sign a pledge for equality, get a shirt, and join the tradition. If you have a Blue, Green, or Yellow shirt at home, be sure to wear your colors with pride!

Time: All Day
Location: Across Campus
Presented by: GU Pride, Diversity Action Council, The Corp

Come OUT in Red Square

Come out of the closet in style! Join us in Red Square to dance, jump, and shuffle out of the life-sized “Closet Door” as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Straight or however you identify.

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Red Square
Presented by: GU Pride


Come out and demonstrate your affection in Red Square! LGBTQ people and Allies will express their love at exactly 1:10pm, to be followed by a dance through the closet door. Smooch, hug or high-five! All combinations of partners welcomed.
Time: 12:55-1:15 
Location: Red Square
Presented by: GU Pride

Wednesday October 13

Open Mic Night & Coming Out Stories

Join us in UG to share your voice and listen to others! Share your coming out stories, read poetry, perform a song, or go wherever your creativity takes you! This night also marks the beginning of a year-long effort to create a zine highlighting the life of LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff at Georgetown. Do you have a story, a poem, a photograph, a drawing, or a painting that truly means something to you. Submissions can be anonymous or named, it’s your choice. Even if you’re not a writer, your story still deserves to be told!

Time: 8:00pm
Location: Uncommon Grounds
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center, Women’s Center, GU Pride, United Feminists

Thursday, October 14

Coming Out as an Ally Discussion and Networking Event

Learn about the roles and importance that allies have played in civil rights movements throughout history. Straight allies will share what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ community and what affect this identity has on their lives. Network with faculty, staff, and representatives from campus organizations. Snacks will be served.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: ICC 103
Presented by: GU Pride, College Democrats, Hoyas for Liberty

Friday, October 15

Families: Together in Pride

Join LGBTQ students and their parents on campus for an insightful panel on coming out experiences from both perspectives. Learn what it’s like for families as they experience the coming out process. Hear how families discuss their journey from acceptance to affirmation.

Time: 4:00pm
Location: Alumni Lounge
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center

Pride Shabbat

Join the Jewish Community House and the LGBTQ community for this, the holiest day of the week, celebrating the special relationship between Jews and LGBTQ people. Free dinner afterwards!

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Jewish Community House
Presented by: GU Pride, Jewish Community House

Saturday, October 23


Come OUT for the final event of Coming Out Week. Dance the night away with friends and embrace the theme of “masquerave” in this late night, alcohol free setting.

Time: 10:00pm
Location: Alumni Lounge
Presented by: GU Pride, What’s After Dark

October 15, Coming Out in Red Square

Inside the Athletic Closet

Drawing on original national research, activism, and her years of experience as a softball coach at Penn State, Susan Rankin, Ph.D., asks us to consider the web of sexism, racism, and homophobia that enshrouds most college campuses, and particularly within sports and athletic cultures. Her talk will use documentary clips, present research findings, and share personal stories.

Dr. Rankin has presented and published widely on the impact of sexism, racism, and heterosexism in the academy and in intercollegiate athletics. Susan’s current research focuses on the assessment of institutional climate and provides program planners and policy makers with recommended strategies to improve the campus climate for under-served communities.

Dr. Rankin has collaborated with more than 90 institutions and organizations in implementing assessments and developing action plans. In her advocacy work, Susan is a founding member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition. Susan is the recipient of the ACPA 2008 Voice of Inclusion Medallion, an award that recognizes individuals who embody the student affairs values of social justice.

Time: 5:30pm
Location: McNeir Auditorium
Presented by: Women’s Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, Georgetown Athletics, the Diversity Action Council, and Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action